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Andre the philosopher

Posted on September 20, 2003 at 11:31 AM in Weblogs | Permalink

G'day all, back from The Entrance, beatiful place

James Lileks has noted the philosophical genius that is "The Princess Bride", and in particular Fezzik:

It's the Andre the Giant philosophy, expressed in "The Princess Bride":

I hope we win.

Lileks' article is brilliant, as always, go read it, but it got me thinking that Fezzik's profundity were not the only wise words mentioned in that movie.

Take, for instance, Inigo Montoya's profound critique on the abuse of language:

You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

or Vezzini's insight into military action

Haha.. you fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is: Never get involved in a land war in Asia. Only slightly less well know is this: Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!

and who could forget Wesley's brilliant understanding of the incivility of modern weaponry.

You mean you'll put down your rock, and I'll put down my sword and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?

We should learn from these masters and emulate their wise actions.

Damn, think I'm going to have to watch it again tonight. That'll make it 529 times.

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